“The Islamic Intellectual Field and Political Theorizing in Turkey: Toward an Anthropology of Political Thought” (IslamPolTheory)

Start Date and End Date

01 September 2021
31 August 2024

Turkish Partner(s)

Bilkent University

Coordinator

Bilkent University - Alev ÇINAR

Budget

255,943.68 Avro

Programme

H2020 - MSCA- Individual Fellowships (IF)

Project Web Page

Scientific Outputs

Based on the textual analysis of leading periodicals specializing in political thought published since the 1990s in the Islamic intellectual field in Turkey, this project seeks to examine the intellectual foundations of Islam-based political movements, and to determine the main schools of political thought that are active in the Islamic intellectual field in Turkey.

Articles published in academic journals, a monograph, an edited volume; the emergence of “anthropology of political thought” as a new field of inquiry in social sciences will be the scientific outcomes of the project. 

Tackling ‘grand’ or societal challenges

Helping expand public awareness on Islam-based political movements, identities and ideologies in Europe and the world by bringing into light novel information about their philosophies, intellectual foundations, dynamics, and rich variety.

Industrial Innovation (including innovation in services as well as products and processes)

Research-influenced changes in policy, agenda-setting

The provision of Improved Public Goods

The improved exercise of professional skill

Encouraging and enabling the development of “anthropology of political thought” and related fields of inquiry as a new area of research, and the expansion and improvement of curriculums and new academic programs in Turkish universities, which in turn will lay the grounds for the emergence of doctoral dissertations and academic careers in these fields.

Human capital development

Through the development of  “anthropology of political thought” and related fields of inquiry as a new area of research, and the expansion and improvement of curriculums and new academic programs in Turkish universities, new scholars will emerge who have international reputation and success